Art of the Matter: Stuart Mason

Stuart Mason is a painter, sculptor, installation artist, photographer, event producer, and curator based in Los Angeles, CA; originally from the Bay Area, where he studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, and where he developed and hosted a series of immersive art shows called ARTandVR (which ran for a good part of 2017), he recently moved to L.A. to further his creative reach and introduce his vision of experiential art to SoCal audiences; his first L.A. brainchild WANDER was staged October of 2019, and featured 14 different artists (including himself), live musical performances, and live painting sessions; he is also an avid supporter of foreign artists, and during a recent trip to Bali, Indonesia, was so blown away by the works of local artists he had met that he helped raise money for them via a GoFundMe campaign; visit his Website to learn more about Stuart and his works; follow @artfreelivewild on Instagram  for updates on upcoming shows and events

Photographed by Angelo Kangleon in Los Angeles, CA, on September 8, 2019

Can’t Stop the Motion of the Ocean: Steve Hong

Steve Hong is a recording artist, songwriter and dancer based in Los Angeles, CA; he describes his musical style as “incorporating lyrical hip hop and trap soul-style sounds” in a musical language that redefines contemporary R&B; he takes pride in his songwriting style, and his narratives are “largely based off of personal experiences and beliefs, but also incorporates worldly topics in a story-telling format;” visit his Website or his Spotify to listen to his album Present to the Past (as well as his EPs The Prelude and The Prelude, Pt. 2); follow @officialstevehong on Instagram; you may also subscribe to his official YouTube channel by clicking here

Photographed by Angelo Kangleon in Malibu, CA, on July 22, 2018

Once Upon a Daydream: MASUMI

MASUMI is a Los Angeles-born, Tokyo-raised international singer-songwriter and actress; her original song “Run Baby, Run” was picked up by multiple Spotify Official playlists when it first came out in 2017; she recently jumpstarted her acting career, and will be the star of her first movie Yakuza Princess, an action-thriller adaptation of the graphic novel Shiro by Danilo Beyruth, set to be released in late 2020 (the movie has adopted “Run Baby, Run” as its theme song); a lot of things are in motion for her, but MASUMI’s goal remains the same, and that is “to inspire ordinary people to pursue extraordinary dreams;” visit her website to listen to her music and for updates on her projects; follow on Instagram

Photographed by Angelo Kangleon in her home in Glendale, CA, on December 4, 2016; 8 of these photos were taken using 35mm film (Kodak Portra 400)

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